Governor: Brian Kemp [R]
Head of State-Level Cybersecurity (CISO/GA): David Allen
The State of Georgia is a prominent leader in the field of Cybersecurity. Georgia Cybersecurity companies generated more than $4.8 billion in annual revenue (in 2018-2019) through more than 120 information security companies.
State of Georgia Cybersecurity companies include:
- Check Point Software Technologies
- Cisco (Lancope StealthWatch)
- IBM Security Services
- Ionic Security
- VMware AirWatch
Another strong selling point illiustrating the depth of Georgia's depth of Cybersecurity expertise is that the state is home to the US Army Cyber Command as well as the Georgia Cyber Center. Effective 2020, Fort Gordon, Georgia (where the US Cyber Command is located) will house 4,700 high-tech military as well as NSA employees. The Federal Government has committed an estimated USD $2 billion in facility improvements by 2020 - 2021.
The State of Georgia also oversees "The Cyber Center of Excellence", considered as being the Army’s epicenter for training and development of cyber warriors.
The State is also a prominent player with cryptology; indeed NSA Georgia operates a 600,000 square foor cryptologic research facility also at Fort Gordon.
Georgia Cybersecurity conferences and events accommodate the private and public industries and in terms of quantity the cities (in order) that have the most abount of conferences includes Atlanta, Alpharetta and finally Savannah.
Georgia based security events
All "major" cybersecurity conferenes (virtual or "in-person") in the State of Georgia will be automatically placed within this resource.